Meringues and Sherlock Holmes in Meiringen

Switzerland, Meiringen Guide (B): Meringues and Sherlock Holmes in Meiringen

There are two reasons why I love the town of Meiringen in Switzerland – 1) my absolute all time favourite sugary treat the meringue originated from here and 2) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle chose Meiringen and its famous Reichenbach falls as the setting for Sherlock Holmes final case. The whole town is Meringue and Sherlock mad and you can’t turn a corner without seeing something which relates to both – you have to love it though, it’s such a quaint little town which is proud of it’s heritage. Here’s a guide of what you can get up to in Meiringen.

The town is located half way between Luzern and Interlaken in the Berner Oberland Region of Switzerland. You can get the train here or drive past the beautiful Brienz lake, through to the Haslital valley.

Meiringen has a solid claim to creating the meringue in Switzerland in the middle of the 19th century, although this has been contested by the French who supposedly wrote about them earlier. Either way, this doesn’t deter the town from shouting about it. You can buy one of their tasty famous meringues from the Backerei in the town centre, you’ll know you’ve arrived by the massive statue outside. If only it was real (sigh)!! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Meringues and Sherlock Holmes in Meiringen
Guide Location: Switzerland » Meiringen
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Backerei   Sherlock Holmes statue   Reichenbach Falls   Aare Gorge  
Author: Sophie Pearce
Read it on author's website: http://independentfemale.co.uk/meiringen/